Second Reading Speeches

Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia Funding Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Agriculture and Northern Australia
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the:

Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996
to: facilitate the funding of emergency responses under emergency biosecurity response deeds other than the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement, including the proposed Emergency Response Deed for Aquatic Animal Diseases; provide for the Governor-General to make regulations prescribing certain matters; and remove redundant provisions that relate to honey, as honey-related levies are no longer paid to Animal Health Australia;
Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002
to: broaden the scope of permissible uses for Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levies to include the promotion or maintenance of the health of an EPPR plant; provide for the secretary to determine by notifiable instrument a body in relation to a specified EPPR plant product; and remove redundant provisions that provide for the redirection of excess levies to research and development purposes; and
Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989
to make consequential amendments.

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